Friday, June 23, 2017

All things Scrapmatts by Danielle Vertigan

Hi its Danni here today,
To say things have been hectic is an understatement.
I've lost track of days and months but on the bright side I've enjoyed an
amazing trip exploring this vast country of ours and due to an
injury I just may have snuck is some scrapping as we went.
I've got a bit of a gallery for you today sharing all things Scrapmatts from some of my favourite

A flourish can be added to just about anything and boy what a feature do they make
when they are embossed.
Here they are accompanied by the Word Tiles!
These are just one of the most effective little gems.
CB1003 Flourish 04
CB1206 Scrap Words 09
The CB5102 Window 02 was absolutely perfect to showcase this little man.
I removed the ledge and embossed the frame to welcome Beau.
CB6084 Alphabet Flags 01 I left raw and used them as my title.

Who doesn't love string Circles!!
So I've slipped in this piece for a peak.
CB5114 String Circles 01
I had a lot of fun with this one.
Its amazing what we can do with left over pieces.
Particularly when using sets we can often put pieces aside and forget about them.
There to long. not quite right.....
In this layout I have trimmed some down and separated others to wrap around my layout.
This is a great way to utilise your pieces and maximise there effect.
Here I've used
CB4069 Ornate Frames 26
CB4060 Ornate Frames 17
CB4034 Floral Design 01

I have a new favourite stencil!
Its featured recently in 2 of my layouts and I just wanted to share how
fabulous it is.
I think the best part is how this stencil creates all the embellishment these layouts needed.

I hope you can take away some inspiration from this and us it on your next project.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Life Life Canvas

Hi Fi here today, sharing with you a mixed media canvas and masculine card.

It's been a hectic few months in my household and I have 
really been looking forward to some cooler weather.  I know a lot of people really dislike
 those cold days, but for me they are just perfect for crafting. 

Up first I'm sharing with you a Wall Canvas I have made using two canvas's.
The one that will go against the wall is one of those typical hollowed backed one, 
whilst the smaller is a hard canvas board.

I've used two stencils from Scrapmatts 9023 Brick on the main canvas, 
 on the smaller one I have used the 9025 Damask 

I love how good the fob watch looks here and its so much better in real life.  I have sandwiched some watercolour paper in between the fob pieces and adhered some metal hands.  The watercolour paper has a beautiful gold foil print as well.

 I have used so many products to create the layered mixed media 
background, I will list these over on my blog later this week.

My 2nd project for the month, which was way simpler than the canvas is a card I've made using a Kaiser paper range along with one of the wee little Scrapmatts Words, these a perfect for cards.

 Scrapmatts Products Used:

Ornate Frame 

Fob Watch



Well I hope you've enjoyed not only mine but all the other Designs Teams work this month.

Until next time, bye for now!!!!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Only a few key pieces .......

Good morning how are you all?

 Rikki here today with some vintage goodness and also a minimal layout , which works great with some of the stunning pieces of Scrapmatts Chipboard.... 

Just proving you just need some key pieces for your stash to make a huge impact!!!

CB6091 Ornate Frames 19

CB6115 Assorted Words 28

CB1232 Film Strips 05

Till next time have a creative day

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Awesome Guy : Case File 231

Awesome Guy Layout

Hello and welcome to June.
How are you all? Jodie here today with my layout called Awesome Guy for the CSI Challenge. You can join the challenge here: 

I have used this Case File to create my layout and features the Red, Blue, Yellow, White Scheme. For the evidence my layout consists of White Background, stripes and stars. My inspirational word is Awesome which is from the Testimony. 


This is how I completed the layout.

To create the stars on the background I used my star stencil from Scrapmatts and inked through the stencil. 

Creating the rolled paper stripes down the page, I used straws and covered them with paper. 

I wanted to feature the quote on the picture so I used the star circle chipboard and I coloured it fire brick red distress ink. 

This is the quote on the photo that my daughter posted on her facebook page for Father's Day. The awesome guy is her Step Dad and the quote really does reflect the man he is.

Using the smaller star circle chipboard which I coloured in mustard seed distress ink I framed the photo of my husband. He really is a goof ball. The embellishment cluster features a Scrapmatts charm, a bo bunny sticker and the heart is from my stash. The blue stars are a washi tape. 
The awesome sticker is Heidi Swapp and the chipboard 'man' word is from Scrapmatts. To colour the word I used royal blue versa ink and then used the glitter pen from Close to my Heart to add sparkle.

Scrapmatts products used in this layout:

For my second project for the month, I have decided to use the Art Frame from Scrapmatts.
Here is the finished frame.

I have used the Sage and Grace Collection from Kaisercraft to decorate the frame. I love the pastel colours of this paper. 

To decorate I have used some charms, collectables and chipboard. To colour the chipboard I used gold ink available from Scrapmatts (Australia Only) and to ink the edges I used the Umber ink from Versa. The leaves behind the fussy cut flowers are from the rose string circles.

Here is the list of supplies from Scrapmatts